|WBZ-TV Channel 4, Boston, MA
Sign-On and Sign-Off from 1990
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|The sign-on and sign-off of New England's
first and oldest TV station combined in one clip. Both
feature the behind-the-scenes goings-on in the WBZ-TV
production facilities. The sign-on commences with
time-lapse video of the sun rising over the Boston
skyline, taken from the north side of the Charles River.
The sign-off starts off with time-lapse video of the sun
setting over Boston, presumably viewed from the
aforementioned Charles River from a different angle. The
sign-off is followed by a non-sectarian closing prayer
and a WBZ-produced National Anthem video just chock full
of Boston's historical attractions. At the time this was
recorded, WBZ-TV was owned by Westinghouse Broadcasting
(aka Group W) and affiliated with the NBC Network since
it first signed on June 1948. In January 1995, WBZ-TV
became a CBS affiliate as a result of Westinghouse's
switching its other TV stations' affiliations with that
network. Westinghouse would buy the entire CBS ball-o-wax
outright early in 1996, and changed its name to CBS
Corporation in 1997 (I'm not about to get into the whole
Viacom story here!).
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Page edited sunday, 3 January 2016
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